VW Caddy Auto Park


The latest gadget to be added to the list of VW Caddy’s gizmos is a clever auto park assist system. It’s like the one you get in big expensive luxury saloon, but in a delivery van. How the world has changed ha?!

The system can be activated by pressing a button in the centre console at speeds of up to 40 km/h. Using the turn signal lever the driver selects the side of the street on which they wish to park. If the Park Assist system determines a parking space which is large enough using the ultrasonic sensors in the Caddy, the assisted parking procedure can begin. The driver selects the reverse gear and then only has to depress the accelerator or brake pedal. The Caddy takes over the steering of the vehicle. Acoustic signals as well as visual information in the multi-function display support the driver.

It is an optional extra costing around 720 Euro and can be fitted to all versions of the Caddy.

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Further details:

When parking, the Park Assist system reduces the vehicle speed to 7 km/h. The system can also brake the vehicle should it detect an imminent collision. The driver is however still responsible for braking the vehicle, as the braking function of the Park Assist system cannot prevent damage in each individual case.

Furthermore, an 360° optical parking system (OPS) assists in the parking procedure. The OPS shows the vehicle from above on the colour display of the relevant radio and radio navigation system. In this way, the driver can, using the yellow and red signals, easily determine whether the Caddy or Caddy Maxi is close to any obstacles at the front and rear of the vehicle.
An acoustic warning will also sound.

The Park Assist system is available for nearly all versions of the Caddy – whether as a van, combi or passenger vehicle, or with a short or long wheelbase – with immediate effect for an extra price of Euro 719.95 (gross) – including “ParkPilot” acoustic warning signals from the front and rear.

The Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

The Caddy is the market leader in Germany and Europe in the urban delivery van segment. The reasons for this great success are, alongside the high levels of product quality, the enormous variety of engine and equipment options: two wheelbases, van or combi, four equipment versions for the passenger car version, a camping model, two petrol engines with 63 and 77 kW, five diesel engines from 55 to 125 kW, alternative natural gas or liquid gas drives, 4MOTION four-wheel or front-wheel drive, manual gearbox or DSG as well as fuel-saving BlueMotion technology.
As well as numerous features that are only available in the Caddy in this segment. The Caddy can be ordered in a total of up to 238 different variants.

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